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interesting happened amid all the violence yesterday. america got a glimpse in to the soul of organized labor. >> hey! >> i wasn't talking to you. put your hands on me and see what happens. this is my message. leave us alone. we're done. >> but it wasn't always this way. the labor move in the america was once honorable group interested in carving out a slice of the american pie for the middle class. fast forward through decades of tough economic conditions. competition from china, india and brazil and 12 million americans willing to work for less slashed the union membership. organized later on the brink of collapse and the pressure is getting to them. what was a membership of hardworking men and women and big labor degenerated to band of anarchist thugs. peaceful protest given way to mob violence, vocal dissent turned to revenge. property destruction and violent assault. bob, you a bird's eye seat to. this got to be tough to come to term with the end of the movement. >> bob: you as delusional as you have ever been. the idea the labor move element go away because you wrote that crap is ridicu
views being promulgated by our parties makes strategic sense for america's future. the result has been intractablely negative public perceptions of congress. a rasmussen reports poll done just this month found that only 10% of likely voters gave congress a rating of excellent or good. for me, the irony is that having seen several generations of lawmakers pass through the body, i can attest that the vast majority are hardworking, generally interested in public service, and eager to contribute to the welfare of our country. often the public does not believe that. it's easier to assume that congressional failings arise from the incompetence or even the malfeasance of individual legislators. or perhaps, as some believe, washington, d.c. itself is corrupting. now, it's far more disconcerting to think that our democracy shortcomings are complex and devise simple solutions, but the founders were realists who understood the power of factionalism, parochialism, personal ambition. they understood that good intentions would not always prevail. and accordingly, they designed a system to check abus
of "mugged" the always outspoken ann coulter. you wrote another book about liberal mobs destroying america. look at the scenes we saw. what is your reaction to my argument that this is legalized stealing if you are allowed to force people into unions, force them to pay. what happened to pro-choice on the left side? >> no, pro-choice means one thing, ripping a baby sleeping peacefully in the mother's woman out of the womb. that's pro-choice. and the union shop, and you are while you are getting all the benefits of the union, some people don't want those benefits and i apparently many of the ones left behind in michigan, and there aren't that many left behind because the state has been so destroyed, don't want the union pause they prefer to have jobs. they don't have jobs in michigan. do you know, by the way, this someone of my candidates for president, rick snyder. he's a magnificent governor and bless the legislator. detroit used to have millionaires than new york. it it was a beautiful city. they almost had the eolympics there. you can see the videos of what detroit was like. first it was
the country and this is sure to send shockwaves across america as people absorb yet another shooting rampage. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> as david just said, this is the latest in a string of multiple shootings, including the aurora, colorado, movie massacre shooting and the sikh temple and the day spa shootings in wisconsin and right now as we speak, gun sales are set issing records in america. almost 16.5 million background checks were done last year. less than one half of 1% were denied. this country has almost 130,000 federally licensed firearms dealers. more places in america to buy guns than to get gas, groceries or a big mac at mcdonald's. on top of that, almost 48,000 people in america were murdered with guns between 2006 and 2010. that's a lot of numbers. listen to this one. according to the atf, in 2010, there were 5.4 million new firearms manufactured in the u.s. nearly all for the u.s. market and this year 3.2 million were imported to the u.s., nearly 8.5 million new firearms on the streets of america in one year. think about that. >> and if you think about how many p
in america. >> that's inexcusable. i don't disagree with that. >> it is inexcusable. i just wonder about the double standard. tearing down tents, punching people. really, i don't understand. mike, can you explain this stuff for me? i believe i've said it on the show time and time again, unions, after world war ii, helped create strong, vibrant middle class. >> yeah. >> we talked to steve rattner about jobs coming back to america at 14, 15, $16 an hour. we don't celebrate that. i'm glad they're here instead of china, but heck. if we had an economy that would support $30-an-hour jobs, i'd be for that. better than a ceo. you know, destroying a company and then getting a $200 million payout. but that said, what is wrong with a state allowing an american to work where he or she wants to work without having to be compelled to pay union dues? >> well, this state, michigan, was such a part of the core of unionism in this country, the foundation of the united automobile workers which at one point had over 1 million workers in its enrollment is now down to roughly maybe 350,000 workers. the united
. viagra. talk to your doctor. see if america's most prescribed ed treatment is right for you. >> this is a fox news alert. police say at least three people are dead, including the gunman, and multiple wounded after a gunman opened fire in a shopping mall some portland, oregon. he was wearing a camouflage outfit and a mask and fired off at least 670 shots. we are -- 60 shots. we are specking a news conference the bottom of the hour and will bring it to you when it happens. today marked a major legislative victory for republicans in michigan but it was also a significant defeat for big labor and that movement in a state where unions have long reigned supreme. not even a last minute campaign-style stop yesterday by the president of the united states itself was enough to halt the momentum behind the right to work movement. but liberals were out in full forced to following the loss. jesse jackson are demanding left wingers coast-to-coast rise up for a nationwide strike. that will really help the economy. take a look. >> the workers in the state must draw a line in the sand. that's
to this morning, including a new law in the car capital of america, as republicans in michigan passed right-to-work legislation despite large union protests. we'll have the governor's reaction, straight ahead. >>> also, north korea successfully launched a long-range rocket, putting an unidentified object into orbit and putting the region on high alert. >>> but first, we have a developing story back here in the states. in a suburb of portland, oregon, three people are dead after a gunman went on a shooting rampage inside a mall filled with holiday shoppers. witnesses say it was a chaotic scene inside the mall as the man reportedly dressed in body armor and wearing a white mask opened fire with a high-power rifle. this morning, investigators are trying to learn more about the motive and the suspect who police say shot himself to death. nbc's jay gray joins us from portland with the latest details. jay? >> reporter: hey, there. yeah, bill, just a tragedy unfolded here yesterday afternoon and mall's still on lockdown early this morning as local, state and federal agents continue to comb the are
a 300 pound pig? so many questions. >> thanks for joining us today. >> all right, "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert out of oregon we're awaiting a news conference out of oregon. the gunman was believed on a mission to kill as many people as possible. ultimately he took two lives and critically injured another person before apparently turning the gun on himself. we still have no word or understanding of motive. can we ever? welcome to "america live", everyone, i'm megyn kelly. at this point we're waiting to hear from the clackamas county authorities. we could soon learn the gunman's identity or information about motive or background at least. we have heard police do not believe this man knew his victims. that he was shooting indiscrimminantly. the shooting sent people in the mall near portland running for their lives. witnesses said the gunman started firing outside of macy's in the food court. one said the gunman practically announced himself with the chilling words, i am the shooter, before he began shooting at random. a series of rapid shots were fired as christma
. the rate of workplace deaths is 53% higher! that is bad news for america's workers. but it's great news for mcdonald's or walmart or any of the corporations who are paying full-time employees so little that they're categorized as poor. it is true that global businesses want places to easily pay less to workers without clout. they want to locate there. just like they want to pay people less than their own home countries. but their countries also may not have our minimum wage or our child labor laws or our safe fireproof factories. should america be in a race to the bottom? or should we leave the treatment of workers with, dare i say fairness and equity? but this is not about economics. this is about politics. think about the ramifications of these figures. union employees receive 28% more in wages and benefits than nonunion ones. for women the une advantage is 34%. for african-americans, it is 29%. for hispanics the union advantage is a whopping 50%! union members african-americans, women and hispanics. is it a
for the middle class of america and for harmonious labor relations. this is a tragic day in the history of the labor movement but more importantly in the history of michigan. >> eliot: i could not agree more. very quickly unfortunately time runs short. the argument made by the governor of michigan and others who support this wrongheaded law, is that it will help job growth. it will generate a flow of capital into the state. do you buy that? >> no, no. i think a very unharmonious michigan will not be a good place for people to come to do business. essentially, having people fighting each other management, labor, fighting each other. this is not going to bring business to michigan. that is -- it is not true historically and it is not true in terms of what makes common sense. he has instead of creating a united michigan, a divided michigan and employers companies, aren't going to want to come and put their place down in a divide michigan, in constant, constant battle. it is a serious mistake all around. >> eliot: or
with the know-how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at devry.edu/knowhow. ♪ ♪ i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> eliot: when michigan's governor rick snyder ran for election in 2010, he adamantly denied right to work as part of his agenda. this afternoon he signed it into law. sandy levin called the governor out in an op-ed in the descroit free press writing what the governor is unleashing is a right to freeload which will reduce resources for effective representation, increase tensions among employees and sow ill will just when we need cooperation to grow the economy for the benefit of all. unless the governor stands up to the special interests that persuaded him to make a 180-degree turn on this issue so fundamental to the fabric of our state, he will engender a michigan di
, but their fortunes will turn again? or is this really the end of real powerful unionism in america? joining us now is mary kay henry, president of the service employees international union who is born and raised in the great state of michigan. miss henry, thank you very much for taking the time. >> glad to be with you, ezra on this incredible day for working people all across the nation. >> so tell me what is incredible about it. what comes next, not just in michigan, but for american labor? >> i think you just told the story beautifully. i understand there were two 90-year-old flint sit-down strike areas the rally in lansing today. and they stood up in the 1930s to build the american middle class, as we once knew it in the '50s and '60s in this country. and since 1972, workers have been losing wage gains that were won when 30% of us had the right to bargain and lift wages for everybody. and i think snyder is action both decides that michigan needs to become a low wage economy, where you have to string together three jobs in order to make ends meet, and eliminate the remain
the country and across north america are promising to fight. first, governor schneider is up for re-election. they can go after him that way. he will have to win back workers to get near the statehouse in 2014. there's also something called a statutory initiative. activists would need to collect signatures to get a new law past. those are long-term strategies, for now. but the lame duck republicans, you have to give them credit, they are succeeding. they lost eight seats in the november election. they knew they had to force this legislation through now. >> why shut people out? why did we do this? because good ideas get debated and bad ones get rammed through with police protection. >> i rise in opposition to this legislation as the wife of an organized police officer. it is because of his union that he's provided a bullet proof vest. it is because of his union, mr. speaker, that you and i feel safe today on the house floor. >> i object to this -- to this legislation proposed legislation. i object to the process in which it is being put before the people. >> those democrats can't sto
. >> all right folks the real divide in america is not just the rich and the poor it is between private and public workers. don't think the folks haven't figured that out. we have an eye opening poll for you on that subject. stay with us please. work hard . since ameriprise financial was founded back in 1894, they've been committed to putting clients first. helping generations through tough times. good times. never taking a bailout. there when you need them. helping millions of americans over the centuries. the strength of a global financial leader. the heart of a one-to-one relationship. together for your future. ♪ ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. get the mercedes-benz on your wish list at the winter event going on now through december 31st. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 e350 for $579 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. >>> all right a very bad story. you are looking at a live picture outside a mall in portland, oregon. people have been killed. witnesses say the gunman had a rifle. we will report later. president ob
"outfront" he was one of america's elite warriors. high school graduate who earned a place among the u.s. special forces, a unit known for taking out osama bin laden. he was known for achieving a near lifelong goal many can only dream of. now we're learning more about the navy s.e.a.l. who died in that successful mission to rescue an american doctor who was being held captive in afghanistan. brian todd is in his hometown and talking to the people who knew him best. >> reporter: he died doing what he dreamed about since middle school. his last operation was a success. the 28-year-old from the elite s.e.a.l. team six, the lone american casualty in the mission that rescued an american dock for from captors in afghanistan. tony says he dreaded this day. still -- >> i never thought that anything like that could happen to him. he was always smarter. he was always faster. he was always, you know, always so dedicated. you know, just blew my mind when it happened. >> reporter: he played football and wrestled with nick in middle school, wrestled with him in high school. he and another teammate,
business entrepreneur of the week. she wanted to introduce this dish to mainstream america. using her former skills as a marketer, she created mother in law's kimchi. the product is now carried in whole foods and fresh markets. for more, watch "your business" this sunday at 7:30 on msnbc. oh, let me guess --ou see this? more washington gridlock. no, it's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that's a big part of our retirement. oh, no, it's dividends, too. the rate on our dividends would more than double. but we depend on our dividends to help pay our bills. we worked hard to save. well, the president and congress have got to work together to stop this dividend tax hike. before it's too late. >>> labor has taken some big losses in the west. most recently michigan yesterday, and the movement now is going to try to get revenge in the elections two years from now. joining me now, politico executive editor and ron mott live in lansing, michigan. first, you, ron mott, the day after the governor rick snyder has signed the right-to-work bi
. we live better because their good work building america. you can find out more about their good work at the website www.teamster.org and if you thought the war on working families was over, think good. it started in wisconsin, moved on to ohio. now, the battleground has shifted to michigan where governor rick snyder didn't hesitate right away sign that right to work legislation last night even though before he had promised labor leaders he didn't like it, he didn't want to see it happen in michigan. on the ground in michigan. >> hey, bill. >> what can we do to turn this around? what is the determination? i would imagine you and other leaders of the labor movement in this country are not just going to accept this and walk away. right? >> no. this is a battle that goes on and on and on. this has been going on since the tea party took over a number of state houses in 2010. we have seen it in ohio, wisconsin, indiana, michigan there is a battle in new hampshire for right to work, missouri constantly. this is basically the far right-wing trying to basica
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